• Johannes Hüppi
    Nicola, 1997
    Öl auf Karton / oil on cardboard
    20,8 x 25 cm
    Besitz des Künstlers / collection of the artist
    © 2014, ProLitteris, Zurich

Brigitta Weber & Johannes Hüppi. Nightshade

It is time that a museum exhibition again devotes itself to the fine and extraordinary painter Brigitta Weber (1939–1996), and the Museum Franz Gertsch is doing so in a two-person show featuring her works along with those of her son Johannes Hüppi (born 1965), who will co-curate the exhibition that is shown in two large spaces. The selection concentrates on her landscapes since the 1980s, on the sensitive view from a window at a potent nature that constantly changes with the seasons and appears poetically charged to the viewer.

Just as Brigitta Weber’s works are devoted to growth and decay in nature, Johannes Hüppi’s paintings also deal with life and death, lust and loss and with love and transience. He draws from his own experiences as well as from literature, art and film for his mostly small-format paintings showing women, men and animals, alone or as couples, in landscapes and interiors. He produces erotic scenes of encounter and curiosity, attraction and rejection. While his early works seem to tell more simple stories, his later paintings concern strikingly portrayed moments whose significance is deeply concealed. Works from the past 20 years are on view. The paintings by mother and son come together here for the first time in a unique constellation and enter into a painterly dialogue. For both artists this show represents their first major exhibition in Switzerland.

The exhibition was curated by Anna Wesle and Jean-Christophe Ammann in collaboration with Johannes Hüppi.

 

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Brigitta Weber & Johannes Hüppi. Nightshade

It is time that a museum exhibition again devotes itself to the fine and extraordinary painter Brigitta Weber (1939–1996), and the Museum Franz Gertsch is doing so in a two-person show featuring her works along with those of her son Johannes Hüppi (born 1965).